March 2022 Chairman’s Report
Good morning. I lost my dear friend a few weeks ago. Dealing with Ron’s passing is a deeply personal experience for me. He was my mentor, a colleague, and above all, a special friend. He had an enormous capacity to give of himself. I am today, because I knew him. However, I can comfort myself […] | March 16, 2022
December 2021 Chairman’s Report
Welcome back to Orlando. The Board and the Staff are thrilled to have us all together in person again. We appreciate, as always, everyone’s commitment to keeping our gathering safe and productive so that we can celebrate the beauty and function of our dogs and experience the excitement of our Sports. There was a movie […] | December 17, 2021
September 2021 Chairman’s Report
Good morning, fellow Delegates. Before I begin, I have a question for you all. How great is it to be together in person once again? Big thanks to Paula, and to Gina and Dennis for arranging our first in-person meeting in a year and a half – and a special thanks to all of you […] | September 14, 2021
June 2021 Chairman’s Report
Good morning or afternoon, whatever the case may be. Resilience. Flexibility. Communication. When we look back on the past year and a half – as we do now nearing the midway point of 2021 – these are the words that characterize our incredible organization. The end of the pandemic is at last in our sights, […] | June 8, 2021
March 2021 Chairman’s Report
Greetings everybody. A year ago, almost to the day, the American Kennel Club and our constituents had to face the grim reality of a lockdown due to an unprecedented pandemic. Incredibly, we are still grappling with this global disaster. COVID-19 has taken an unbearable toll on our Events, Clubs, Exhibitors, Handlers and Judges. But, there’s […] | March 9, 2021
December 2020 Chairman’s Report
Good afternoon. The holiday season is now upon us and yet very little about our lives today is as it once was. This is indeed a time of reflection about the things that we are thankful for; peace, goodwill toward one another, and hopes for what the future may bring. Yet the challenges of the […] | December 2, 2020
September 2020 Chairman’s Report
Hello, everybody, and thank you for joining us for the second virtual meeting of our Delegate Body. The onset of Autumn is usually a time when we celebrate the return of events in cooler climates when the heat of the summer is replaced by the hint of turning leaves, and yet here we are, with […] | September 15, 2020
June 2020 Chairman’s Report
Good morning, everybody. It certainly is the dawn of a new day when our meeting of the AKC Delegate Body takes place over the Internet via Zoom. Although it’s a depressing set of circumstances that has brought us together in this way, I'm grateful that we have been able to convene safely and efficiently. I'd […] | June 25, 2020
March 2020 Chairman’s Report
For the past eight years, I have been fortunate to serve on the Board of this great American Kennel Club, the world’s strongest and most effective champion for purebred dogs and our Sport. It has been a privilege to play a role in the advancement of AKC’s mission and to be a part of so […] | March 10, 2020
December 2019 Chairman’s Report
One of our greatest strengths as an organization has been our ability to hold fast to tradition over the course of one hundred thirty-five years. Not many corporations have been in existence – and flourishing – for as long as the American Kennel Club has. Our success is fueled by one constant: our abiding love […] | December 13, 2019

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